Is peace possible between the torn people of Israel and Palestine? Your audience will hear an answer that few can provide, one that they could never anticipate. Miko Peled's presentation inspires and moves audiences everywhere - it makes them laugh and cry and leave with renewed hope and enthusiasm. Author, former Israeli army red beret and son of an Israeli army general now working towards peace and reconciliation. Born and raised in Jerusalem, now living in San Diego, Peled was driven by a personal family tragedy to explore Israel and Palestine, the people and their narratives and he has written a book about his journey called “The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.”
In the forward to the book, Pulitzer prize winning author Alice Walker writes:
“There are few books on the Palestine/Israel issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one."
Jim Miles of Foreign policy journal writes in his review: “There are many powerful books written on the topic of Palestine/Israel but few if any are as masterfully written as Miko Peled’s “The General’s Son.””
In 1997 his 13 year old neice was killed in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem. Peled speaks of his experience of transforming hate, anger and overcoming fear in order to reach out to the "other."
Peled has visited, and spoke in Gaza (traveling via tunnel), Jerusalem, Amman, Jordan. He speaks around the US, Canada, Europe and has been to Malaysia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Peled dedicats all his time to writing and speaking. His message resonates around the US and the world.